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CORVALLIS — Oregon State's Mike Stutes and Eddie Kunz combined to pitch a four-hitter as the ninth-ranked Beavers beat California 1-0 in Pacific-10 baseball Friday night at Goss Stadium.

OSU (27-7 overall, 3-4 Pac-10) scored the game's only run when Mitch Canham led off the sixth inning with a double and scored on Mike Lissman's single.

The Beavers won their third straight game and posted their fourth shutout of the season. Stutes and Kunz outdueled Cal right-hander Tyson Ross and a pair of relievers.

Stutes improved his record to 8-1 this season, going 71/3 innings and allowing three hits and four walks while striking out six. He didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning.

Kunz entered the game with a runner at second and one out in the eighth and got a pair of groundouts to end the inning. In the ninth, he allowed just a two-out bloop single en route to his fifth save of the season.

The Beavers and Bears (17-18, 2-5) continue their series today and Sunday.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — After a 31/2-week layoff, Southern Oregon came out sharp against Dominican University in women's tennis Friday.

The Raiders blanked Dominican 9-0 and improved their season record to 8-2.

"I was concerned that we hadn't had a match for several weeks," Southern Oregon coach Gail Patton said. "Getting on a court and practicing is different than match play."

Freshman Charlotte Duren was the only Raider player extended to three sets. Duren dropped the first set 6-7, but came back to even the match with a 6-3 second-set victory and prevailed 10-5 in the tiebreaker.

"We got focused right away," said Patton. "We didn't show any rustiness."

SINGLES — Katie Ross, SO, d. Somrodis Jamero, 6-3, 6-0; Charlotte Duren, SO, d. Stephanie Lemp, 6-7 (7-4), 6-3, 10-5; Erin Bruni, SO, d. Martha Stoddard, 6-4, 6-2; Becca Weicher, SO, d. Monique LeHouillier, 6-0, 6-0; Rachael Malapit, SO, d. Jenny Cabaluna, 6-0, 6-0; Sonia Aguilera, SO, d. Ashlee Fontenot, 6-0, 6-1.

DOUBLES — Ross-Weicher, SO, d. Jamero-Lemp, 8-5; Duren-Malapit, SO, d. Stoddard-LeHouillier, 8-1; Bruni-Aguilera, SO, d. Cabaluna-Fontenot, 8-5.

ASHLAND — Second-year Southern Oregon football coach Steve Helminiak has tabbed Stacy Collins as defensive coordinator for the 2007 season, replacing former coach Mike Hoskins, who stepped down from the position in March.

Collins, a Sutherlin native, had been in line to be the defensive coordinator at the College of the Siskiyous, a position he held for January and February of this year. Prior to that, Collins was the linebacker coach for NCAA Division I-AA Idaho State from July 2005 to December 2006. He also worked as the special teams coordinator and linebacker coach from 2003-05 at Western Washington University and as defensive coordinator from 2002-03 at South Dakota Tech.

ASHLAND — Southern Oregon University's Raider Club has set a goal of $120,000 to kick off its Scholarship Fund Drive.

The Raider Club raised $113,000 last year in the fund drive, with monies used to assist student-athletes in the form of athletic scholarships. The Raider Club has raised over $3 million since its inception in 1984. It sponsors three events annually to assist SOU athletics, including the fund drive, the Lithia/Raider Club Golf Shootout and the Raider Club Auction.

For information, visit the Web site sousports.com or call 552-6772.